How to Renew a Nigerian Passport in Germany

How to Renew a Nigerian Passport in Germany

Holding a valid Nigerian passport is essential as a citizen especially if you need to go on vacations, study abroad, engage in business ventures or even as a means of identification. If you reside in Germany and your passport has less than six months to expire, the time to renew it is now!

Fortunately, renewing your Nigerian passport from Germany is a lot easier than renewing it in Nigeria itself. This detailed guide will outline the steps involved, ensuring a smooth and efficient renewal experience.

Where Can I Renew My Nigerian Passport in Germany?

Before starting your passport application, you should note that all applications from Germany are processed at the Nigerian embassy in Berlin. However, you’ll need to apply online through the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) portal to fill out a form and pick an appointment date for your data capturing.

What Do You Need to Successfully Apply for a Nigerian Passport in Germany?

You will be required to either upload some documents or share some details to effectively renew your passport. To be on the safer side, we’ve outlined a list of items you’ll need below;

  • A valid National Identity Number (NIN).
  • Your current or expired Nigerian passport.
  • A document that can prove your residency in Germany. This could be a utility bill, bank statement, tenancy contract or any other official documents that carry your address.
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • A filled guarantors form, completed by a Nigerian citizen residing in Germany.
  • Two passport photographs of your guarantor and a copy of their Nigerian passport data page.
  • Written letter of consent by both biological parents and both parents’ passport data page for children under 18 years.
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A Guide on How to Apply for a Nigerian Passport in Germany.

Once you have all these documents ready, here’s how to apply for your Nigerian passport renewal in Germany without hassle;

  • Visit the NIS website and create an account.
  • When selecting the application type, keep in mind that renewals fall under the Standard e-passport category.
  • Choose "Germany" as the processing country and "Berlin" as the Office of Application.
  • Fill in the application form carefully, ensuring all information matches your existing passport and NIN.
  • Proofread and submit the application.
  • Make your payment online using a bank or virtual card. Unfortunately, cash, cheques, and bank transfers are not accepted.
  • Print your payment confirmation and acknowledgement slip.
  • With your confirmation and slip, contact the consulate in Frankfurt to schedule an appointment for your document submission and the consulate.
  • Visit the consulate on your appointment date with your documents.

How Much Does a Nigerian International Passport Renewal Cost in Germany?

While the cost of your passport will be determined based on the type, age, booklet pages and validity period, it can range from 100 - 150 Euros. 

Fortunately, there’s a calculator provided by the Nigerian Immigration Service you can use to get a rough estimate of how much it will cost. Here’s an estimate we got for a standard passport;

Cost of renewing a Nigerian passport in Germany.

Tips for Tracking and Getting Your Passport Without Delays

You will get a passport pickup notification via text once it's ready. However, we recommend; 

  • Starting the process well in advance. Allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing, especially if unforeseen delays arise.
  • Review all requirements carefully: Ensure you have all necessary documents and meet eligibility criteria before applying.
  • Double-check information: Avoid errors in your application form, as discrepancies with your NIN or existing passport can cause delays.
  • Utilize online resources: Both the NIS and Nigerian Embassy Berlin websites offer detailed information and downloadable forms.
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Wrapping Up.

Remember, planning, ensuring accurate information, and utilizing official channels are key to a smooth and successful passport renewal experience, in Germany.

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